Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life
"Thirty years ago my older brother, who was ten years old at the time, was trying to get a report on birds written that he'd had three months to write. It was due the next day. We were out at our family cabin in Bolinas, and he was at the kitchen table close to tears, surrounded by binder paper and pencils and unopened books on birds, immobilized by the hugeness of the task ahead. Then my father sat down beside him, put his arm around my brother's shoulder, and said, 'Bird by bird, buddy. Just take it bird by bird.'"
From the Trade Paperback edition.
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Review: Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and LifeUser Review - BA Wilson - Goodreads
So I am going to confess that I mostly skimmed this book, because my least favorite genres are How To, self-help, and memoir, and this kind of covers all 3 for a writer. However, I decided to read it ... Read full review
Review: Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and LifeUser Review - Ellie - Goodreads
I think this book is full of good advice for fiction writers, but it is dated in its popular culture references, which I found distracting. Read full review
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